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Noun: Jamaica  ju'mey-ku
  1. A country on the island of Jamaica; became independent of England in 1962; much poverty; the major industry is tourism
  2. An island in the West Indies to the south of Cuba and to the west of Haiti

Type of: country, island, land, state

Part of: British Commonwealth, Caribbean, Commonwealth, Commonwealth of Nations, Greater Antilles, OAS, Organization of American States

Encyclopedia: Jamaica, Queens, New York